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, long-term economic solutions to help turn around the economy, we're talking about minting a trillion dollar coin. this is a president who seems to be sort of thumbing his nose at what really needs to be done in this next term. i mean, instead he's doing a power grab to secure his legacy. neil: you know, ilya, he's not the first president to try to go beyond an election and take what was a victory if terms of a -- in terms of a striking mandate. fdr did it, richard nixon tried it, george bush in his re-election tried it. are there differences here? anything noteworthy here? i mean, obviously, he's trying to get past a resistant congress to a lot of his proposals, and this styying of a lot of his proposals. are you worried about the way he's doing it? >> well, of course, i'm worried about it. this is why we have three branches of government. any president of any party at any time is going to try to expand his powers. the nature of any public official whether you're a low-level bureaucrat or the president to do so. but we have in our constitutional system checks and balances both horizo
and it's not just for reasons. it's very practical when you look at the economy, for example. it would have been extremely practical to get someone who's not actually involved in the economic crisis. >> but you have to realize, with charlie rangel's critique the caveat is there's this long-standing kind of, not bitterness but separation between the cdc and the caucus members and barack obama. he kind of stepped outside of the black pipeline. he didn't play ball with them. >> and the sort of other version, i wouldn't call it the "harvard problem" but the basic social networks. the entire rise of barack obama was in some ways building a parallel set of networks to the one that had existed in african-american politics particularly in primary states that had engendered a lot of frustration and anger. >> so whenever they get an opportunity to voice that frustration they do. >> but i thought the line about the harvard problem was an interesting and important one. you do see this -- and, you know, i'm in this, right? i've seen this firsthand because i've been embedded in that world. people th
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